Finding New Oldies: 8 Lesser-Known Songs from the 1950s

Retro Dee is a regular contributor to The Grooveyard's website, writing about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday.   Hello there, folks! Retro Dee here with another listicle featuring more fab info on the... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten: June 15, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 15, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley #9 "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" by Billy Williams #8 "Little Darlin'" by The Diamonds #7 "Come Go With Me" by The Del-Vikings #6 "Wonderful!... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1957

There was no Top Ten due to the Flashback 1957 special edition of The Grooveyard.  Here's the Top Ten songs from that year: #10 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra #9 "Come Go With Me " by The Dell-Vikings #8 "It's Not for Me to Say" by Johnny Mathis #7 "Diana" by Paul... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 19, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 19, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Young Blood" by The Coasters #9 "Next Time You See Me" by Little Junior Parker #8 "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox with the Rhythm Orchids Did you vote yet? #7 "C.C. Rider" by Chuck Willis #6 "Lucille" by... Continue Reading →

1957 – The Results

The survey for the best songs of 1957 was the closest first-round races in the survey's history.  The top five songs were within a percentage point of each other, and another three songs were close behind.  The Coasters, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis returned to the top five, with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 3, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 3, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Jim Dandy" by Lavern Baker #9 "Little Darlin' " by The Diamonds #8 "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone  #7 "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley #6 "Come Go With Me" by The Dell-Vikings... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: February 25, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for February 25, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Catch a Falling Star" by Perry Como #9 "The Stroll" by The Diamonds #8 "Don't" by Elvis Presley  #7 "Short Shorts" by The Royal Teens #6 "Dede Dinah" by Frankie Avalon #5 "Oh Julie" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: April 2, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for April 2, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Young Love" by Sonny James #9 "Marianne" by Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders #8 "Gone" by Ferlin Husky  #7 "Butterfly" by Charlie Gracie #6 "I'm Walking" by Fats Domino #5 "Come Go With Me" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: June 4, 1957

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for June 4, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Young Blood" by The Coasters #9 "Lucille" by Little Richard #8 "Blue Monday" by Fats Domino #7 "C.C. Rider" by Chuck Willis #6 "It's Not for Me to Say" by Johnny Mathis ...join the party... Continue Reading →

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